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Mass Historia: 365 Days of Historical Facts and (Mostly) Fictions

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You can't change the past, but with Mass Historia, Chris Regan has done a very fine job of making fun of it." --Stephen Colbert

The History Channel meets Comedy Central in this sidesplitting, quasi-historical almanac by Chris Regan, a five time Emmy award winning comedy writer and one of the coauthors of Jon Stewart's bestselling America (The Book).

Regan flips through our n
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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If MyOtherBoyfriend, Steven Colbert, can give his ���thumbs up��� to this work, then who am I to argue? Okay��_ let���s be serious, I am one who argues��_ a lot. So here it goes: I did love this book, and like the other reviewers, I laughed out loud and mightily at the jabs poked toward some serious historical moments. Yet, when I tried to share my amusement with my 14 year old son - who also enjoys a caustic wit and is a comprehensive thinker in his own right - I realized that what made this wo ...more
This book is simply hysterical. I laughed and chuckled my way through it and I totally enjoyed it. The book is based on actual historical events and there is an entry for each day of the year. The author, Chris Regan, puts a unexpected twist or take on each day's entry to make the entries truly entertaining. The book is nicely graphically designed too, which I appreciate.

I am a history buff. I enjoy knowing what happened this day in history. This hilarious book pokes fun in unexpected ways and p
Aug 11, 2008 Schnaucl rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys The Daily Show or the Colbert Report and their books
Recommended to Schnaucl by: Early Review from Librarything
I really enjoyed this book. It was very funny, and while some of the jokes were pretty low brow and repetitive (fewer President Taft was fat jokes would have been better), some of the jokes were actually quite witty. I can easily believe that Regan wrote for The Daily Show and America the Book.

Unless he was putting events on random days (which I don't think he was), it was pretty easy to tell what was factual and what part was fiction.

This was a very fun read.
Kate Mowery
Took me awhile to get through this, but I enjoyed it. Hilarious and interesting.
Jan 12, 2014 Chris added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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If you enjoy laughing at the pain and misery of others (and who doesn’t) this book is for you. "Mass Historia" is a pretty funny look at the past. There are a number of interesting facts hidden inside the humor so if you’re not careful you might learn something before you’re done. Written by one of the writers of the Daily Show’s "America (The Book)" and contains the same type of humor. [return][return]The book gives one or more historical events for every day of the year. In addition to the his ...more
I enjoyed this book a lot and found it very funny. It contained a wide range of interesting historical 'facts' from pretty much every time period and country. It was also pretty great visually- colorful and packed with pictures. Though, there were a crazy amount of jokes about President Taft- perhaps the author is older then he claims and has some sort of grudge against the guy? I can't think of another reason for Taft to be mentioned that often- unless Regan just reeaallllly loves a good fat jo ...more
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Chris Regan is a comedy writer who wrote for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" for seven seasons, winning five Emmys and two Peabody Awards. He was one of the coauthors of the best-selling "America (The Book)" and his work has appeared in USA Today, The New Yorker, and New York magazine. He has also written for Comedy Central's "The Burn with Jeff Ross" and "The Jeselnik Offensive" with Anthony Je ...more
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